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  • ARG POLL- NH (Tr 25 Kas 14 Rub 14 Cruz 9)

    01/11/2016 2:47:37 PM PST · by VinL · 55 replies
    ARG ^ | ARG STAFF
    Survey Sponsor: American Research Group, Inc. The American Research Group has been conducting surveys of voters since 1985. Sample Size: 600 completed telephone interviews among a random sample of likely Republican primary voters living in New Hampshire (340 Republicans and 260 undeclared voters (independents)). Sample Dates: January 7-10, 2016 Margin of Error: ± 4 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinion is evenly split. Question Wording: If the 2016 Republican presidential preference primary were being held today between (names rotated) Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand...
  • Judge Nap: Cruz's American Citizenship Is Settled and Established

    01/11/2016 8:53:37 AM PST · by VinL · 296 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/11/15 | Staff
    Donald Trump continues to raise the issue of Sen.Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) American citizenship. In a Fox News Sunday interview (below), Trump argued that the Canadian-born senator must "get this problem solved" before potentially running against a Democrat in the fall and facing a lawsuit. "Does 'natural-born' mean born to the land, meaning born on the land? In that case, he's not. But nobody knows what it means because it hasn't been adjudicated and it hasn't gone to the Supreme Court," said Trump. On America's Newsroom this morning, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that Cruz's American citizenship...
  • Iowa Voters Dismiss Trump’s Questions on Cruz Citizenship

    01/10/2016 6:42:48 PM PST · by VinL · 45 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/10/16 | Staff
    Donald Trump's questions about Ted Cruz's citizenship may not be helping him in Iowa. In fact, they may be boosting his rival according to one group of Hawkeye State voters. In his latest focus group, pollster Frank Luntz asked if the fact that Cruz was born in Canada, to an American mother, raised legitimate concerns about his eligibility for president, as Trump has suggested. Only six of 27 participants raised their hands, even though seven identified Trump as their first-choice candidate. One participant said the issue exposes Trump as "unserious," while another called it a "joke." "Just a few months...
  • Donald Trump asks a Reno audience to weigh in on Ted Cruz’s eligibility

    01/10/2016 5:29:53 PM PST · by VinL · 527 replies
    WashPo ^ | Jenna Johnson
    After days of coyly raising questions about Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, given that he was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father, Donald Trump let his audience weigh in at a rally Sunday afternoon. "Is he a natural-born citizen?" the Republican White House hopeful asked several thousand gathered in a Reno ballroom. Members of the crowd shouted back, "No!" "I don't know," Trump said. "Honestly, we don't know. Who the hell knows." Cruz was Trump's No. 1 target during the 65-minute event, revealing just how much of a threat the Republican senator from Texas...
  • Trump escalates attacks on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run

    01/09/2016 6:07:50 PM PST · by VinL · 62 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/9/16 | Scott Bauer
    Donald Trump taunted fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over his eligibility to be president on Saturday, offering the following response to Cruz's instance that he's a natural born citizen: "You're not." "You can't have a person running for office, even though Ted is very glib and he goes out and he says, 'Oh, well, I'm a natural born citizen.' The point is, you're not," Trump said during a rally in Clear Lake, Iowa. "I mean, you've got to get a declaratory judgement, you have to have the courts come up with a ruling or you have a candidate who...
  • In Iowa, Trump intensifies ‘birther’ attack against Cruz

    01/09/2016 4:16:21 PM PST · by VinL · 345 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/9/16 | Staff
    Donald Trump intensified his criticism of Ted Cruz at two Iowa campaign rallies on Saturday, urging voters to reject the Texas senator by saying his Canadian birth raises serious questions about his eligibility to become president. "He was born in Canada. I guess his parents voted in Canada," Trump said at an afternoon rally in Clear Lake. "So if you were born in Canada, immediately it's a little bit of a problem." Trump added: "You cannot put somebody there that's gonna go in ... he's going to be immediately sued." Earlier Saturday, Trump said at a rally in Ottumwa that...
  • Gallup: The candidate with the highest favorable rating among Republicans is … Ted Cruz?

    01/08/2016 4:58:10 PM PST · by VinL · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 1/8/16 | staf
    Is it unfair to put a question mark in that headline? Cruz fans will say, "What's so surprising about it?!" But look, it is surprising. A politician's favorable rating is typically treated as a measure of his personal likability, and Cruz is not known as a guy to whom people easily take a shine the way they do to, say, Ben Carson or Marco Rubio. Cruz is aware of this too, cleverly joking at the CNBC debate on October 29th that he might not be the candidate you'd most like to have a beer with but he'll get you home...
  • FOX Poll: Ted Cruz Still On Top in Iowa Over Donald Trump

    01/08/2016 4:11:12 PM PST · by VinL · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/16 | Jeff Halpern
    Donald Trump is still the top pick for Republicans nationwide, but in Iowa, the billionaire is playing catch up. More than a third of Republicans nationwide tell a FOX News survey they support Donald Trump's bid for the nomination, but that 35% figure is actually down from last month. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio follow at 20 and 13%. Trump dominates the field in New Hampshire as well, leading with 33%. Rubio is second, but well behind at 15%. But in Iowa, it's Cruz still in control. The Texas Senator led Trump in last month's poll and has increased...
  • Romney: Cruz is a 'natural born citizen'

    01/08/2016 12:13:22 PM PST · by VinL · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/9/16 | Jesse Byrne
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday defended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) from those questioning the GOP candidate's eligibility to be president. Romney tweeted that Cruz "is a 'natural born citizen.' Obama too. Even George Romney," he said, referencing his father who was born to American parents in Mexico and ran for president. "This isn't the issue you're looking for," Romney added of the Cruz citizenship debate. Romney has weighed in on other controversies during the 2016 GOP primary in his effort to help shape dialogue in the race and become a mentor in the party. The 2012 Republican presidential...
  • Ted Cruz on Trump: I'll never have 'a plane with my name on it'

    01/08/2016 12:06:41 PM PST · by VinL · 179 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/9/16 | Theodore Schliefer
    Under assault from Donald Trump, Ted Cruz offered something of a thinly veiled contrast Friday.... Cruz, in the middle of an intense 28-county bus tour, has been arguing that he is out working the GOP field on the ground as they rely on "slick Hollywood TV ads." Asked by reporters if he had much faith in the ground game of a Trump, Cruz mocked his opulence. "I feel confident that I'm never going to have a plane with my name on it," he said at a church. "How do you run a grassroots campaign? It's very time intensive. It's labor...
  • Chuck Todd: ‘I Think One Guy that Can Stop Trump Is Cruz’

    01/08/2016 7:37:37 AM PST · by VinL · 65 replies
    Gambian (via MSNBC) ^ | 1/9/16 | Staff
    SCARBOROUGH:... So what's your scenario for an outside scenario for how trump gets stopped at this point? TODD: I think it's Cruz. I think it's Cruz winning Iowa and somehow, the establishment never coalescing in new Hampshire and allowing maybe Cruz or Trump to be basically neck and neck in New Hampshire but especially if Cruz, I think it's very possible Cruz over-performs in New Hampshire than what people expect because of the fact there's so many candidates fighting for the moderate wing of that electorate it's going to leave Cruz by himself with the Liberals and the smaller group...
  • Trump’s Attacks Aren’t Fooling Ted Cruz’s Supporters

    01/07/2016 9:32:46 PM PST · by VinL · 109 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/8/16 | Rosie Gray
    Ted Cruz is doing his best to avoid Donald Trump's birtherstyle attacks, but it's not easy when you're on a bus tour with a pack of reporters questioning you about it every chance they get. And when another rival candidate echoes the questions about whether Cruz is really eligible to be president, given his Canadian birth. And when a nemesis of yours in the Senate lends credence to the question, too. So far, Cruz has dismissed the growing miasma the same way he has done in the past. (Trump has also raised questions about Cruz's evangelical Christianity and claimed Cruz.)...
  • Is Canadian-born Ted Cruz eligible to be president? ‘No question’ says Senator Orrin Hatch

    01/07/2016 5:57:26 PM PST · by VinL · 84 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/8/16 | Matt Roth
    <p>Texas Senator Ted Cruz doesn't have the endorsement of Utah's senior Republican Senator, but he just got an important legal opinion that could be more valuable.</p> <p>Senator Orrin Hatch is the senior Republican and President Pro-Tem of the Senate. He's also a long-time member and former chair of the Judiciary Committee, putting him as close to the federal judiciary as any legislator in Washington.</p>
  • Watch Ted Cruz Take on a DREAMer in Iowa (Video)

    01/07/2016 12:57:04 PM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/8/16 | L. Wolfe
    Yesterday the DNC sent a plant to a Ted Cruz campaign event in Storm Lake, Iowa. The woman, Ofelia Valdez, is an illegal immigrant who is here under Obama's DACA program. She asked, in a quavering voice, what was clearly intended to be a gotcha question of Cruz that was designed to make him look bad. I think Cruz knocked his response out of the park:... A couple of points about this particular story. First, this woman's video was uploaded to the DNCC's YouTube channel, which you can see if you open the video in YouTube itself. This story was...
  • Pelosi leaves door open on question over Cruz's eligibility

    01/07/2016 12:17:43 PM PST · by VinL · 44 replies
    ... Nancy Pelosi wouldn't say Thursday whether she thought Cruz was a "naturally-born" citizen when asked about it... She waved off weighing in, saying it was "inside baseball" and a constitutional issue. But she also made a point of pointing out that ...McCain -- who was born outside the U.S. mainland in the Panama Canal Zone at a military base -- was born in U.S. territory versus Cruz, who was born in Canada, saying "perhaps there is a distinction." ...Donald Trump escalated his attack against Cruz on Wednesday while the Texas senator sought to move past the hits and maintain...
  • Dreamer Says She Fears Deportation After Exchange with Ted Cruz

    01/07/2016 11:50:23 AM PST · by VinL · 93 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/8/16 | S.Gamboa
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz told a young woman who expressed fears that the next president might deport people like her that there are consequences for law breakers. Cruz's response to Ofelia Valdez, who works for a non-profit that assists children with special needs, drew applause from those attending the Storm Lake, Iowa, event Wednesday. The exchange was captured on video by the Democratic Party, which provided a copy of the video to NBC News Latino. To see the video, click here. Valdez, 30, identified herself as one of the approximately 700,000 immigrants who arrived or stayed in the country...
  • Megadonor Uihlein gives $1M to Cruz PAC

    01/07/2016 11:43:54 AM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    WPTZ ^ | 1/8/16 | T.Schleifler
    Dick Uilhlein, one of the top Republican megadonors nationwide, has decided to back Ted Cruz's presidential campaign and has donated $1 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein committed on Wednesday evening, according to Drew Ryun, a super PAC official with Keep The Promise PAC. "He is one of the top five courted GOP donors," Ryun told CNN. "For us to land him is a good shot in the arm for Ted, and it really sets the stage going into Iowa." Uilhlein previously backed Scott Walker's campaign and gave $2.5 million to his super PAC. Uilhlein, of Illinois, started the shipping...
  • John McCain’s cold-blooded revenge on Ted Cruz

    01/07/2016 7:24:39 AM PST · by VinL · 80 replies
    WashPo ^ | 1/7/16 | C. Cilizza
    A great man once said: The arc of the moral universe is long, and it bends toward revenge. John McCain proved the power of revenge on Wednesday night when asked about his longtime nemesis Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president, despite being born in Canada. "I don't know the answer to that," McCain said on the "Chris Merrill Show" on Wednesday. "I know it came up in my race because I was born in Panama, but I was born in the Canal Zone, which is a territory.... Boom goes the dynamite. It's no secret that Cruz is hated by McCain...
  • John McCain: Ted Cruz's citizenship is "worth looking into"

    01/06/2016 6:23:17 PM PST · by VinL · 130 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/6/16 | Staff
    Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, who faced questions as the 2008 GOP presidential nominee about his birth abroad, is now posing the same question to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. In an interview Wednesday on Phoenix radio station 550 KFYI's Chris Merill Show, McCain said he "doesn't know" whether Cruz's birth in Canada makes him eligible to be president. Cruz, whose father was born in Cuba, asserts that he is a U.S. citizen because his mother was an American. "I know that came up in my race because I was born in Panama, but I was born in the Canal Zone which...
  • Trump to scrap UK investments if barred from Britain

    01/06/2016 6:12:09 PM PST · by VinL · 87 replies
    YAHOO ^ | 1/6/16 | STAFF
    Donald Trump will scrap $1 billion of planned investments in Britain if he is banned from entering the country, a spokesman for the US politician's business empire said on Wednesday. British lawmakers are expected to debate whether the Republican presidential candidate should be barred from Britain for an alleged "hate speech", a move the Trump Organization said would set a "dangerous precedent". The organisation said the US tycoon had planned to invest a total of £700 million pounds (950 million euros, $1 billion) in two golf courses he owns in Scotland. "Any action to restrict travel would force The Trump...